#the mating rituals of the black widow and the hawk are complex and beautiful #here we have a male trying to assert his dominance over the female by pulling her hair (a common foreplay technique among her kind) #not to be cowed so easily; the female retaliates by sinking her fangs into the hawks vulnerable wings #having found each other worthy the two then mate frantically for several hours at a time #this phenomenon can be witnessed at several confirmed mating sites such at budapest

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